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Breaking: Federal Government Has Ordered The Release Of Sowore And Dasuki



The Federal Government Of Nigeria has ordered the immediate release of publisher/convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal (AGF), Abubakar Malami disclosed this today Tuesday 24th December 2019 in a press release.

The statement reads further

“The office
of the Attorney General of the Federation has reviewed the pending criminal
charges against the duo of Omoyele Sowore and Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd)
While the
Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the
defendants in respect to the charges against them, I am also not unmindful of
the right of the complainant/prosecution to appeal or further challenge the
grant of bail by the court having regards to extent legal provisions,
particularly Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
However, my office has chosen to comply with the court orders while
considering the pursuit of its rights of appeal and/or review of the order
relating to the bail as granted or varied by the courts.
“In line with
the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in
compliance with the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore as recently varied by the
Court of Appeal) and the bail granted to Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), I have
directed the State Security Services to comply with the order granting bail to
the Defendants and effect their release.
The two
defendants are enjoined to observe the terms of their bail and refrain from
engaging in any activity that is inimical to public peace and national security
as well as their ongoing trial which will run its course in accordance with the
laws of the land.
I wish to
reiterate again the utmost regard of my office for the entire judicial
structure of Nigeria.
administration remains unrelenting in deepening the rule of law and the
administration of justice in general.”

Omoyele Sowore was arrested in August 2019 and arraigned in court for cyberstalking President Buhari, money laundering and treason. He was granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja on the 24th of September. He was released on December 5th upon meeting his bail condition but rearrested on the 6th December inside the Federal High Court.

The former National Security Adviser, Dasuki was arraigned in court by the Buhari Government for allegedly masterminding arms deal worth $2 billion. He has however been in detention even after the court had granted him bail

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